Two-year-old Martina Matysiak and her mom Kornelia stare captivated into the crystal ball as Courtney Moi reads their fortune during the junior haunted house at the Okanagan Science Centre.


Halloween is lighting up across the North Okanagan with tricks and treats for all ages.

Halloween is lighting up across the North Okanagan with tricks and treats for all ages.

Fireworks and other spooktacular events are planned in virtually every community on Monday.

n Vernon has two trick or treat trails planned for little ghosts and goblins.

The Downtown Vernon Halloween Treat Trail goes from 3 to 5 p.m. at participating businesses on and around 30th Avenue. Pick up a Treat Trail map at the DVA office.

Or head indoors for the Village Green Centre Trick or Treat Halloween Trail from 4 to 5 p.m.

Those on the hunt for thrills and chills can visit the Okanagan Science Centre’s Haunted House (beside Polson Park).

The junior haunted house continues today and Monday from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for non-members.

Or you can pay $7 to get in ($6 for members) and pray to get out at the Carnival of Screams from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Monday.

  • The Okanagan Landing Fire Department lights up the night with fireworks, hot chocolate and goodie bags at Marshall Field at 7 p.m.
  • Bring your little ghosts and goblins up to the BX-Swan Lake Fire Department for a bonfire and concession starting at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks at 8 on Halloween.
  • Kalamalka Lake Beach will be another hot spot as the Coldstream Fire Department serves up free hot chocolate around a bonfire at 7 p.m., with some help from the Vernon Vipers. “The fireworks are at 8 p.m. sharp and we do them right off the dock,” said Coldstream fire chief Dave Sturgeon.
  • The Lavington Fire Department will also be hosting its annual fireworks show at 8 p.m. in Lavington Park. There will also be a concession at the hall starting at 6. “It’s an annual tradition,” said Lavington fire chief Terry Garrington.
  • The skies will be lit up in Lumby at 8 p.m. with the best viewing spot at the J.W. Inglis Elementary playground. Free hot chocolate will also be served from 7 to 8 p.m. by the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre and Community Pride Program youth.
  • In Armstrong the Annual Haunted House runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the IPE fairgrounds in the red barn. Tickets for the Len Wood Middle School hosted event are $3/person or $5/family. There will be a bonfire, hot dogs and hot chocolate at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds, before the Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department sets off fireworks at 7:45.
  • In Enderby the Lions Club is hosting Halloween from 6 to 8 p.m. with a haunted house walk along the river. Hot dogs and refreshments will be available as well as a bonfire at 7 p.m.
  • The Falkland and District Halloween Party gets underway at the stampede grounds at 7:30 p.m. with a bonfire, hot dogs and hot chocolate and fireworks at 8 p.m.
  • Oyama Community Club will be serving up hot chocolate and goodies around a bonfire at the Oyama Community Club from 6 to 8 p.m.


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